Conflict of Interest?

Posted: September 24, 2009 in healthcare, Politics
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Is it or isn’t it?

One of Obama’s economic advisors is the CEO of GE. So, obviously he deals with financial issues etc. Well, what about healthcare? GE is partners with United Healthcare and who knows how many other health care biggies.

Right now we use United Healthcare. It is terrible. They constantly deny me treatment and/or medications. After stressful fighting with them and getting appeals going I finally get the things i need.

I guess I should explain that my husband works for a company owned by GE. As of next year, the health insurance is changing, again. In the past 5 years it has changed 3 times, this will make 4. Now, isn’t a big part of Obama’s presidency to ‘reform’ healthcare? Does President Obama know what his ‘friend’ Jeff Immelt is doing to his employees in 2010? Is the ‘reform’ going to STOP big CEO’s and big insurance companies from killing us with their healthcare policies?

In 2010, our insurance is almost going to be like car insurance. The more you pay, the less your deductible. The lowest deductible is 2000.00 per family member. This is to be paid first, then they will pay 80% up to 3500.00, then you get full coverage. And then add what we have to pay for the insurance [4000.00]. WTF!! And, we have no idea about medications. Will the employees be getting raises to help with the high cost of their health [insurance]?? OMFG, roflmao! Hell no!

Now, there is a meeting for the employees to ask questions and voice their concerns. No one wants this, but they do not give a shit. The plan now, does not give GE enough money, so they have found a way to shove the knife in deeper. The meeting is just to appease the masses! HA!

I really want to believe in Obama and his promises. Anyone was better than McCain/Palin…but now I’m not so sure. My faith in my country started going during our last presidency, now I’m not sure what I have to hold on to anymore! Come on Obama, tell this money grubbing POS to STOP! Tell the insurance companies to STOP raising their prices. Stop all the frivolous lawsuits!

I may now have to go on MediCare. I do not want to, but my doctors told me they prefer it. They do not have to answer to the ins. companies for authorizations, they are not second guessed, and their patients get their care in a timely manner. So, maybe I should go on MediCare. I am so completely at a loss right now.

Why is it that members of congress, the senators, etc. get healthcare for life whether they are in office or not? Yet, we as Americans get shit on at every turn. We pay our taxes, we are good citizens, but since we do not have the ability to ‘grease’ the hands of politicians we get shit on.

We live paycheck to paycheck as many do. We own a home, we have two vehicles, and we have gr8 credit. We pay our bills on time…I am just so flustered over all of the BS going on.

So, I ask you President Obama, how can you allow people who work for you to do this to their employees? I want to believe you will bring about the change this Country has needed for the last 20 years. Well, will you?

Blessings and Peace!

Comments
  1. This! is what I love about you! Watchful eye, critical thinking, sorting it out, asking the questions, accountability for Washington and no panic attack.

    Ohhh, happiness! xxoo

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  2. Ruby Cantu says:

    Did you forward this to the White House? You should, and I totally get your frustrations with insurance…I’m so tired of dealing with them.

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  3. R. G. Maines says:

    I’m really afraid of where ‘health care reform’ is leading us.

    Thanks for addressing this Tracy.

    I just read a blog by another friend who was reviewing the Max Baucus (sp?) plan…. apparently his plan would require each person to pay premiums equivalent to 15% of their earned income and if someone chooses not to have health care coverage at all, they would be ‘taxed’ $3500 a year.

    nervous and concerned.

    oxox

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  4. Tracy says:

    I think I need to go to Washington! lol
    I need to go and convo with the Pres. and tell it like it is. Not a bunch of rich politicians who have no clue about healthcare! lol

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  5. Amy says:

    Those are rediculus prices! I couldn’t afford that at all! It’s so disturbing!!!! I agree, a trip to washington is in order! They forget how us “normal” americans live, paycheck to paycheck and don’t make the huge dollars!

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